Mini Review: Colored – The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin

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It’s been so long since I’ve read and reviewed a book, so as always I used some graphic novels to get me out of my reading slump!
First of all I’d like to thank NetGalley and the publishers for the digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin by
Emilie Plateau
Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin by
Emilie Plateau
  • Illustrator: Emilie Plateau
  • Genre: Biohraphies, Graphic Novels
  • Pages: 135
  • Published: 17th April 2019
  • My rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5 out of 5!

  • Plot: Based on the book “Noire” by Tania de Montagne
    A few months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, kicking off the U.S. civil rights movement, making headlines around the world and becoming an enduring symbol of the fight for dignity and equality, another young black woman refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was the wrong person at the right time, and so History did not choose her. Her name was Claudette Colvin and this is her story. 

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Books On My Christmas Wishlist – Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a freebee.

For today’s Top Ten Tuesday I decided to list some books on my Chrismtmas wishlist, obviously I have a lot more books than ten on my list, but these are the ones I want the most!

 

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Top 10 Books on My Christmas Wishlist

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1. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

I’ve already devoured and loved the first book, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and I can’t wait to read the other books in the series!

2. A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle

I’ve actually never read a Sherlock Holmes book and I can’t wait to read this one!

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Everyone loves it, the movie is out and it’s been on my TBR for soo looong!

 

 

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4. Radio silence by Alice Oseman

I’ve already read I Was Born For This and Solitaire by Alice and gave htem both 5 stars, so I can’t wait to read anohter book by her!

5. This adventure ends by Emma Mills

It’s a book about a girl that moves to another state and “falls in love” with her friend group! On goodreads I found many great reviews, so I wanted to ive this a try!

6. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by a lot of authors

It’s a cute collection of holiday themed anthologies and I can’t wait to read this book on a rainy day with a cup of tea and some gingerbread cookies ☺️.

 

 

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 7. The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

It’s been on my TBR for so long and I can’t wait to read this book. It’s a mystery and has an avarage rating of 4.13 which is a lot on goodreads!

8. Everyday by David Levithan

It’s about someone who every day changes body, life, but still is in love with the same girl. It’s actually a part of a series and even though everyone seems to dislike this series, they all say the first boook is great!

9. A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

It’s YA-contemporary-romance about unrequited love. Even if the main character is a 15 year old I think (and hope) I will really like this :).

10. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson 

I usually don’t read fantasy books, but this seems so cool! It’s about a group of friends who are witches. BUT it’s also a mystery! I really can’t wait to read this intriguing combination of genres!

 

3548904011. The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson (I know it’s the 11th but I really couldn’t narrow it down to 10)

It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a poetry book and this seems a really good modern poetry collection and has an amazing cover!

 

 

What books are on your Christmas wishlist?
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Backlist books on my TBR – Top Ten Tuesday!

Hi everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Backlist books I want to read.

I was today years old when I found out what backlist books are. So if you are like me, this is what it means:
“all the books a particular publisher has produced in the past that are still available”

These are some great backlist books I read:

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One of Us Is Lying  by Karen M. McManus

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5 – Review

Wonder (Wonder, #1) by R.J. Palacio

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5 – Review

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Backlist Books On My TBR

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1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I loved the movie and I cant wait to read the book!

2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Everyone loves it and the movie is out!

3. Your Name by Makoto Shinkai, Ranmaru Kotone

I loved the anime!

 

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4. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Gorgeous cover and I actually have the physical copy.

5. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

I still haven’t read a book by Conan Doyle and I’m so ashamed! I love mysteries and the Scherlock Holmes series…

6. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

 

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 7. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
8. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
9. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
10. The Shadow Of  The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I borrowed this book from my grandma a tear ago, but I still haven’t read it yet 😂

 

 

Have you read any of these book?
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Review: Camouflage – The Hidden Lives Of Autistic Women by Sarah Bargiela

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I just finished this great book about autistic women and autism. I’d like to thank NetGalley and the publishers for the digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

 

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  • Illustrator: Sophie Standing
  • Genre: Non-fiction, Graphic Novels
  • Pages: 48
  • My rating:  out of 5!
  • Plot: Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood. It is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of women with autism, using real-life case studies. The charming illustrations lead readers on a visual journey of how women on the spectrum experience everyday life, from metaphors and masking behaviours to communication online, dealing with social pressures and managing relationships. Fun, sensitive and informative, this is a fantastic resource for anyone who wishes to understand how gender affects autism, and how to create safer, more accommodating environments for women on the spectrum.

 

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I was looking for some cool graphic novels on NetGalley when this gorgeous cover caught my eye! This book is about autism and autistic women. I’ve always been very curious about how the human brain works. I had already read some articles about autism and the fact that usually autistic women camouflage better.

This novel analyzes in depth what it means to have autism and the differences between autistic men and women. It covers some issues in the tests for women. It also features 4 autobiographies about their lives and diagnosis. I loved hearing about their experience with the diagnosis. In fact sometimes autism can be confused with anxiety, depression.

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Reading Habits Book Tag

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
I saw this tag @BOOKISHHBIBLIOPHILE and decided to join even if no one tagged me 
So these are my answers!

Do you eat or drink whilst reading?

Yes, I  love eating too, so every book is the perfect excuse to make myself a good cup of tea and pair it with some biscuits 

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Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

Well, I could if I wanted to… but let’s be real, if I like the book I’ll read as much as I can in one sitting.
For example I stayed up until 2 a.m. two nights to finish Words In Deep Blue and I had the alarm at 7 a.m. both of the times.

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an accurate representation of me reading way past my bedtime

 

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

KEEPING IT LIKE NEW! My poor babies!
Actually one year ago I would cry if I broke the spine… I’m getting better, but I still cringe when people open my books…

 

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Random piece of paper, for sure… I actually have lots of cute bookmarks and they’re all neatly organized in a mug at the end of my bookshelves, but I don’t use them sorry not sorry

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Do you read ahead or skip pages?

If a certain paragraph is boring I usually skip it, then regret it, and read it again.

 

Multitasking: Music or TV whilst reading?

WHY WOULD I DO THAT? I can’t enjoy both of them at the same time!

also like one of my actual role models said…

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Do you write in your books? 

Yes (I’M SORRY) I actually love it! When I start writing a review I love rereading my notes and the passages I loved!

 

One book at a time or several?

It depends, if they’re different (for example one is poetry and the other is a YA) I can read two at a time.

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Read out loud or silently in your head?

Silently, is there anyone who reads out loud?

 

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I usually read on the bed because it’s cozy and none disturbs me 🙂

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Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! Sometimes I have to take the train for one hour and that’s when I read a LOT! I love reading on trains, it’s so peaceful and inspiring.

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What about you? Where do you like to read?
Do you write in your books?

 

 

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Review: Book Love by Debbie Tung

Hi everyone!

I’m back! I’m drowning in homework and I don’t how long it will be before I post anything else, but I promise I’ll try as hard as I can. Another problem is that I’m in a reading slump and this is a book blog, soo you know I need to read books.

By the way I’m also doing other projects: I have an art instragram @arvenig_art and soundcloud @arvenig. So if you like art or music please check them out!

First of all thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It’s been raining all day here, so I decided to procrastinate with my homework and read this cute and heart-warming graphic novel by the lovely author Debbie Tung!

 

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Book Love by Debbie Tung

Genre: Graphic Novel, Books about Books
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Expected publication: January 1st 2019 by
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PLOT: Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers.
Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.

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I was browsing some books on Netgalley and as soon as I saw this book I recognized the author’s style and immediately downloaded it!

This book is an adorable collection of comics about book lovers: our daily struggles, moments of joy, bad habits, etc. It also features some great book recommendations, advice for reading slumps and a list of things book can teach all of us. more “Review: Book Love by Debbie Tung”

Friday Lines #7: Sister BFFs by Philippa Rice

Hi everyone! sister Bffs

Friday lines is a weekly meme where I post both Book Beginning on Fridays hosted by Rose City Readerwhere you share the first sentence of the book and Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice where you grab a book and turn to page 56, find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

 

This week’s book is ….

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Series I’d Like To Finish Someday – Top Ten Tuesday

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Hi everyone!
This is my first time writing a “Top Ten Tuesday” post and I’m so excited!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Series I’ve Given Up on/ Series I’d Like To Finish Someday.

So I’m a bit ashamed of this, but I have a lot of series that I like (and sometimes love too) that I just didn’t finish.
Series scare me a little bit, especially when they’re more than two books because I’m so bad at reading series I just stop even if I love the books.

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Series I’d Like To Finish (someday…)

1. Shades Of Magic by V.E. Schwab22055262

I loved the first book and the beginning of the second too! But then I just stopped, probably got into a reading slump, and know I’m still debating if I should skim the pages I already read or just start where I left, meanwhile I keep procrastinating. more “Series I’d Like To Finish Someday – Top Ten Tuesday”

July 2018 Comment Challenge

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Hi everyone!
I just signed-up to the July 2018 Comment Challenge by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense.

I’m so excited to be paired to someone and comment their posts! I will comment up to 10 posts. I’m looking forward to it so much and I hope I will be paired with a blog I don’t know!

 

 

Are you going to join this challenge? Or have you already signed up?

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Review: Queen Of Kenosha by Howard Shapiro

Hi everyone!
It’s been a long time since I posted a review both because of school and an annoying reading slump.
First of all thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Queen of Kenosha by Howard Shapiro

Genre: Graphic Novel, Music, History
Illustrations by Erica Chan
Publisher: Animal Media Group LLC
Expected publication:October 9th 2018
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PLOT:A coming of age tale, this is the first installment of the Thin Thinline Trilogy, the fiercely independent Nina Overstreet has an axe to grind. A talented singer-songwriter slogging her way through the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk music scene of 1963, the Queen of Kenosha, Wisconsin, realizes that standing on the cusp of stardom gets her little respect and barely a cup of coffee in New York City. It finally comes, but in a way she could have never imagined. A chance encounter with the mysterious Nick Ladd at a late-night gig spins her life in a different direction–one that becomes a daily balance between life and death, right and wrong. Nick recruits Nina to join him and a team of ex-FBI operatives in a clandestine agency to stop the establishment of the Fourth Reich by undercover Nazis in post-War America. It’s a cause Nina believes in … until she’s forced to compromise the very principles of fairness and patriotism she holds dear. As she and Nick grow closer as partners, she forces him to question his own intentions. But as the body count mounts in pursuit of the Nazi ringleader, the evasive Alex, the stakes grow even higher for Nick and Nina.

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So I just signed up on Netgalley and while I was looking for some books to request I found this book and without even reading the description I requested it because of the awesome cover!

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